Former Rota Casino Gaming Commission executive director Alfredo Antolin is asking Gov. Benigno R. Fitial and Lt. Gov. Eloy S. Inos to veto a local bill appropriating $13,000 to the commission for its operations and activities for fiscal year 2012 because he said the bill does not include past due payments of more than $60,000 owed him.
Antolin said the amount includes past due salary and reimbursement.
He said he has not gotten paid since July 2011.
“The executive director should be included in this appropriation,” he added.
House Local Bill 17-83, introduced by Rep. Teresita Santos (Ind-Rota), is now with the governor after the Rota Legislative Delegation passed it on first and final reading on July 12.
Of the $13,000 being appropriated for the Rota Casino Gaming Commission, $5,000 will be for legal counsel, $7,500 for commissioners' compensation, and $500 for operations.
Right now, however, there is no operating casino on Rota. The one that has a license stopped operations temporarily.